Tag Archives: Italy

What’s your Italian culinary top 10?

If you had to list a culinary top 10 for Italy, what would make the cut? Well, earlier this year, the good people over at the Perennial Plate, a 2013 James Beard Award winning online weekly documentary series, attempted to do that in a less-than-five-minutes-and-exceptionally-well-made video. I can’t find fault with a single choice. And, […]

It’s All Greek to Me

It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s fabulous destination? A 2007 trip to southern Italy, and our visit to Paestum’s incredibly well-preserved Greek temples. Paestum was at one time a Greek settlement, founded in the 6th century BC, in the former Magna Greca. It’s located in present day Campania on the Cilento Coast, which is south of the […]

Cose Preferite: Italian Ceramics

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have put me in a shopping frame of mind, especially for unique and beautiful items, which brings me to the topic of Italian ceramics (“maiolica” in Italian), a great way to bring Italy into your home. Throughout Italy, you can find hand-crafted pottery and earthenware, made according […]

Markets, Castles and Lakes — Marche, September 2010

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re returning to Marche, our destination in 2010. Written on the second or third day into our two week stay, this is a great example of the pleasures of “slow travel.” Each day here seems to melt into the next. Since we’ve arrived at Casa Zazza, our temporary home in Le […]

Your house is my house — Part III

Searching for your home away from home in Italy. This is my 3rd post about finding the right vacation rental in Italy. So, if you’ve determined renting a vacation home is right for you, and have a good idea of your basic requirements , then you’re ready for the fun part: searching rental listings for […]

Your house is my house — Part II

Make your list, and check it twice — Determining the criteria for your perfect vacation rental in Italy. Every time I share pictures and posts from my trips to Italy, inevitably I get asked about how I found our vacation rental property. What I’ve learned over the years is that it’s less about what rental […]

Your house is my house – Part I

Are you vacation rental material? Every time I share pictures and posts from my trips to Italy, I inevitably get asked about how I found our vacation rental property. What I’ve learned over the years is that it’s less about what rental agency or website I use, and more about knowing what kind of experience […]

6 days and counting

And so it begins again, preparing for another adventure in Italy. This time my destination is Lecce in Puglia, which, if you think of Italy as a boot, is at the end of the heel. I’m changing it up a little this time. Rather than roaming around to various towns and cities, I’m staying put […]

Married to Italy

Big city Texan girl meets small town Italian boy. Chaos ensues.

Living In Italy.Moving To Italy. Loving In Italy. Laughing In Italy.

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Travels with Patty

Further exploration of semi-retirement, travel and personal relationships.

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My Siena Guide

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At home in Italy, and bringing Italy into my home

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A guide to Italian wines, grapes and producers

HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

Home Exchanging

Trade your space for a change of pace!

Italy in 30 Seconds

A written shot of espresso to inform, excite and encourage you to experience Italy. Today's Brew